Posts relating to regenerative design, transition and co-creation for eco-smart holistic human habitats facilitating a restorative green-blue circular economy of proximity

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Essential Listening/Reading

Short Video Presentation with Geoff Lawton speaking re urban developments

Original Article posted on Permaculture Research Institute


Village Homes - designed by Michael Corbett - Masterplan description and slideshow

Video Tours of Village Homes

Video Interview with Architect Michael Corbett

Permaculture Designers Manuel by Bill Mollison (Chapter 14 referred to by Geoff Lawton)

ARTICLE : Wack, P. (2005) "Village Homes, Davis, California: A Learning Lab for Future Planners" FOCUS: Journal of the City and Regional Planning Department (Cal Poly) Vol.2:1 Article 10 pp36-39.

Built in the 1970s, Village Homes is an extremely successful housing development in Davis, California, and considered a model of sustainable community design. Energy-conscious houses are organized around a system of pedestrian-friendly streets and open spaces, with community facilities, shared gardens, orchards, and vineyards, all managed by residents.. 

by Paul Wack
Associate Professor 
City and Regional Planning Department 
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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